american taxpayers. >> come on, john, you don't even believe that. we're not going to go backwards, john, we're not going to go back to the bush years the american people don't want to do it. >> gentlemen, ask you about in book that's coming up bob woodward has written "obama's wars" and i'm glad that there debate inside of the white house, i'm glad they're swearing at each other about policy, it seems to me like president obama's trying to do the right thing, get us out of that damn thing. he says, quote, i can't let this war eye can't let this be a war without end and i can't lose the whole democratic party. what do you make of this, bill press? >> first of all, if i were president obama, i would have paid woodward to write this book from what i read about it so far. look, this is a big deal. this is bush's war. obama inherits it, they've got to decide what do. and the way he describes it, it worked. the system worked. the president brought everybody in, the generals, everybody else in. they discussed all of the various possibilities. the generals wouldn't give him an exit strategy. obama says, i'm taking charge. i'll do a 30,000 temporary surge but we're going to have a plan to get out of there. i was impressed by that. he took charge. good for him.